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of folks were expecting president obama to come out and announce that they had decided to move forward unilaterally move forward without congressional approval, and that's not what he said. he said he has decided that military action is the right next step but that he is going to put the matter to a vote in congress, and of course we know in the past several days, more and more members of congress have been saying that they want a vote, and they think they deserve a vote before president obama actually launches any type of military strike, so it appears as though those voices have won in this case, so this will be put to a congressional vote. a couple things that stood out to me, craig. president obama saying that the chairman of the joint chiefs told him he is ready to move forward with military action, and that it's not necessarily time sensitive, that if this occurs in a month they would still be able to weaken assad's military capabilities. so that is one of the things that stood out. another thing, you didn't hear president obama say he was going to call congress back right now, a
to enforce a red line to protect an international norm, any decision by president obama to bomb syria will kill people. it will kill the guys working the nightschihift. people doing their jobs to put food on their family tables. daddy who went to work that morning will not be coming home because of what this president decides to do. the assad family will be okay, of course. the designers of that "vogue" magazine spread won't be angu h anguished by the sight of this thoroughly western family lying on the floor. no, the people who will die in an american cruise missile attack will be the working, praying little family people whose husbands do the scud work. war sucks. even in neat little bite-size act of war like the one that might come any day now. and, yet, and yet. how do we avoid this flagrant reality if we don't? those deciding in tehran right now whether to build a nuclear bomb are looking to see what the people in washington are doing. if we threaten the country, if it uses one weapon of mass destruction and goes ahead and ignores us, what worth does our threat hold against that
, despite the tough rhetoric from the whourks president obama has still not announced a decision about what, if any, military action he's going to take against the syrian regime. i'm tucker in for sean. earlier today, the administration released part of an intelligence report and moments later, the president had this to say. >> as you've seen, today, we've released our unclassified assessment detailing with high confidence that the syrian regime carried out a chemical weapon that killed well over 1,000 people, including hundreds of children. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well established international laws against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan. and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us. so, i have said before and i meant what i said, that the world has an obligation to make sure that we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. now, i have
. >> president obama spoke briefly to reporters shortly after kerry made those remarks. he was less emphatic, his message was similar. >> part of our obligation as a leader in the world is making sure that when you have a regime that is willing to use weapons that are prohibited by international norms on their own people, including children, that they are held to account. >> the team of u.n. weapons inspectors invest galting tigai attack have now left syria. pentagon officials tell nbc news that five guided missile destroyers are in the eastern mediterranean sea and nearly all of the targets have already been loaded into the warheads of some 200 tomahawk cruise missiles. a strike would be limited and tailored to syria's chemical weapons program. president f president obama were to order such a strike it will come without support from great britain. prime minister david cameron suffered a humiliate regbuk in parliament after they voted against military intervention. cameron says he will honor their wishes. france's leader says they are in, and he -- any american strike would also come without the
and terrorism. this is a statement. i'll read it to you, congressman. president obama is advocating his responsibility as commander in chief and undermining the authority of future presidents. the president does not need congress to authorize a strike on syria. if assad's use of chemical weapons against civilians deserves a military response, and i believe it does, and if the president is seeking congressional approval, then he should call congress back into special session at the earliest date. the president doesn't need 535 members of congress to enforce his own red line. you totally disagree with peter king. tell our viewers quickly, because we're out of time, congressman rangel, why he's wrong and you're right. >> peter king i thought was on the right track when he said the president should call back the congress. but this whole idea that he doesn't need 535 -- at least i hope he's saying we need the majority. to an extent of what his belief is, it's 135th of the united states congress. so i respect him or anybody else who believes the president is authorized to attack another count
an obama phone if you ask, whether you need it or not. >> you got no, everybody in cleveland is a minority got an obama phone. >> eric: arizona busted up the largest food stamp prad in the state's history. there must be more of that. what do you think of all the stuff going on? >> this was founded on the principle of the individual rights. your life belongs to you. that's why none of the social progressive programs are in the competition. the pros peerous time came before any of the programs were enacted. the social ills have risen along with all the entitlements. and welfare programs whether it's not verity, food stamp or college cost. i hurts the recipients more than anyone. it retards and that skill. >> eric: this is a maker versus takers. people are making and put in system but a lot of people take out of the system. your thoughts? >> these are supposed to be short-term fixes but this has become a way of life. it's leading to a up the of abuse. 46 million people on food stamps in america. the fraud cases increase by 30%. that is $800 million. that is a up the of money. our focus is no
obama in the rose garden making his case for a limited u.s. military action in syria. we're going to go through the president's speech piece by piece, analyzing his words, what he said and why. let's bring in our panel, u.s. air force lieutenant general michael short joins us now from washington. cnn intelligence and security analyst bob bear is in colorado, and dana bash who has been doing fantastic reporting is live for us in washington. bit oba president obama started about the nature of the chemical attack in syria. listen to what he sglad taid. >> ten days ago the world watched in horror as men, women, and children were massacred in syria in the worst chemical weapons attack of the 21st century. yesterday the united states presented a powerful case that the syrian government was responsible for this attack on its own people. our intelligence shows the assad regime and its force preparing to use chemical weapons, launching rockets in the highly populated suburbs of damascus, and acknowledging that a chemical weapons attack took place. all of this corroborates what the world can plai
>>> good afternoon. thank you for joining us. i'm karen finney. we just heard from president obama about the situation in syria and the question remains, are we going to war? >> ten days ago, the world watched in horror as men, women and children were massacred in syria. in the worst chemical weapons attack of the 21st century. over 1,000 people were murdered. young girls and boys, gassed to death. i have decide that had the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. i've made a second decision. i will seek authorizing for the use of force from the american people's representatives in congress. the country will be stronger if we take this course and our actions will be even more effective. i respect the views of these call for caution. what message will we send if f a dictator can gas hundreds of children to death in plain sight and pay no price? i know well that we are weary of war. but we are the united states of america. we cannot and must not turn a blind eye to what happened in damascus. we lead with the belief that right makes might. not the othe
. >> secretary k least made plain i thought today that he and president obama believed, they are certainly highly competent that chemical weapons were used by the assad are a jeevment the only question is can they persuade capitol hill and whether or not it's wise to do anything. >> or will they wait for a chance even to persuade capitol hill? capitol hill doesn't come back here until monday. >> indeed, it doesn't. of course we know what the brits think and that the toy has said no and the brits say. no the u.n. says they are going to wait. it's interesting because secretary kerry said today that the u.n. isn't even -- they are just determining whether there were chemical weapons used not who used them which is, of course, a significant issue. anyway, james, thank you. >> thank you. >> greta: today's senator mike lee tweeting if the president cannot convince congress that the syrian crisis threatens our national security military intervention should be off the table. senator lee joins us. nice to see you, sir. >> thank you very much, greta. >> what does the president have to do to convince you, s
>>> just over an hour ago, president obama saying there should be military action in syria. take a listen. >> this attack is it an assault on human dignity. it also presents a serious danger to our national security. it risks making a mochrie of the global prohibition of the use of chemical weapons. it endangers our friends and partners along syria's borders, including israel, jordan, turkey, lebanon and iraq. it could lead to escalating use of chemical weapons. or their proliferation to terrorist groups who would do our people harm. in a world with many dangers, this menace must be confronted. after careful deliberation, i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this will not be an open ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. but i'm confident we can hold the assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons. deter this kind of behavior, and degrade their capacity to carry it out. >> the president saying he will seek a congr
to you vote for president obama twice. >> i voted for the president twice. first, i didn't think the economic plans put forward by the campaign in 2008 or 2012 were suited for the times we're n so i had an economic reason to do that. secondly, i became a republican officially in 1995, after i decided not to run. and i have voted previously seven times for republican candidate. i have spoken at the 1996 convention, the 2000 convention. i worked for reagan and nixon as a white house fellow. i think credentials are fine. but in several years i have been troubled by the right shift of the republican party too far right. i have said this on a number of occasions. so in 2008 i found that as an american best choins choice was senator obama and then, now, president obama reelected. >> bill: here is what perplexes me. you're an analytical man. would you say is that correct? president obama's economic plan doesn't work among african americans when you voted for him, 12.7 unemployment. december, 2012 a mow after you voted for him again, 14% unemployment, up, okay? income, $32,000 compared t
could be the fallout? meanwhile, president obama getting pushback from overseas. we will tell you what one world leader is saying. and here in the u.s., protests already springing up across this country, with more planned for today. hello, everyone. it is high noon here in the east, 9:00 a.m. out west. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." senior aides telling nbc news the white house is holding conference calls to brief senators on syria, possibly one of the last pieces of business before a military strike. nbc news has also learned all members of the house are invited to an in-person classified briefing on syria. it is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. meantime, one key democratic lawmaker tells msnbc he would like more information from the obama administration ahead of any potential strike. here's what congressman gregory meeks told me today. >> the facts are what the facts are. let us see what the facts are, let us make sure that we can relate those facts to all of the allies and to nato, et cetera, to get everybody on board. there's no need to rush into it. let the facts come out
count them out of the syria coalition. forget whether president obama has to do this one solo, ask why. in 2011 he helped marshall 21 countries to go after qaddafi. now should we go after assad? it has not even been over two years and nobody has our back as we try to cover theirs? what does that say about us? the russian president who toys with us over a spy who wants we want back but he will not give back. and a military which we have given millions reinvesting its interest with us. a saudi government assuring egypt they have their back in case the money stops flowing from us. the chinese government blasting our debt and investing less in us. a german chancellor who mocks our ways. a french prime minister who mocks us for being inconsistent. canadians who say we have abandoned them on a pipeline and we wonder why our coalition looks like a pipe dream. maybe it is because we're out of ideas, maybe it is because were out of excuses, maybe it is because we're out of money. i don't know. beggars cannot be choosers but they can be losers. i hate to break it to you, we look like losers. una
with a fox news alert. the investigating chemical weapons have left syria. president obama says it's our obligation to act because it's a a threat to our national security. we have all those defor you next. >> call it uneducation of america. elementary school teaching kids the government is your family. tell you where big brother is taking on a whole new meaning. >> and the unlikely reunion no one saw coming. the man inside the bun coming up. he is revealed. "fox & friends" on this saturday morning starts right now. >> alisyn: good morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us bright and early on this very important news weekend. so much is happening now that investigators have left syria, anything could happen at any moment. let's get to a fox news alert and the latest on syria for you. the u.n. team investigating the chemical attack has left the country as the obama administration the syria carried out a chemical attack. elizabeth prann is live for us in washington. >> completed four day investigation. the team collecting and carrying various samples for lab analysis to determine i
missiles would be on the way in. president obama may not have the support of security counsel or great britain norp the majority of the american public. he sounds, however, like a man who decided to act. >> we have consulted with allies. we have consulted with congress. we've been in conversations with all the interested parties, and in no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a long-term campaign, but we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act that would help make sure that not only syria but others around the world understand what the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban and norm. >> limited narrow, no boots on the ground. that's what the president said. there is, however, the capacity for more. barbara starr who joins us shortly learned the uss san antonio is in the mediterranean with 300 troops aboard. certain, that the facts on the ground will justify the response. >> the american intelligence community has high confidence, high confidence. this is common
's war fatigue is not, in his mind, an excuse for inaction. >> president obama will ensure that the united states of america makes our own decisions on our own timelines based on our values and our interests. we know that after a decade of conflict, the american people are tired of war. believe me, i am, too. but fatigue does not absolve us of our responsibility. just longing for peace does not necessarily bring it about, and history would judge us all extraordinarily harshly if we turned a blind eye to a dictator's wanton use of weapons of mass destruction against all warnings, against all common understanding of decency. these things we do know. >> john kerry's extremely strong statement this afternoon seemed to leave almost zero doubt the white house intended to act unilaterally in syria with a military strike, but then rather confusingly, it was almost immediately followed up with a statement from the president, himself, at an event with baltic leaders that if not substantively opposed to kerry, the opposite in tone. >> the world has an obligation to make sure that we m
obama making the case for a possible military strike. he says there's clear proof the regime was behind the use of deadly chemical weapons. . the president has not made a final decision on military options but appears to be moving closer to using force. >> in no event are we considering any military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a long-term campaign. but we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act that would help make sure that not only syria, but others around the world understand that the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban. >> we'll have the very latest developments this hour, including graphic video of a purported new chemical attack. is the president doing the right thing if he goes it alone? what will it mean for america if he does? i'll talk to hans blix, the former chief united nations weapons inspector. >>> plus, the nfl's land mark concussion settlement. what it means for the sport and the safety of the players. i'll talk exclusively to jim mcmahon who is suffering from dementia. he has a
there is breaking news in the show down with syria. president obama making a case for a military strike possibly. he says there is clear proof the regime was behind the use of deadly chemical weapons. the president also says he has not yet made a final decision on his military options, but he certainly appears to be moving closer and closer to using force. >> in no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a long-term campaign, but we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act that would help make sure that not only syria but others around the world understand that the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban. >> we'll have the very latest developments this hour including graphic video of a new chemical attack. and is the president doing the right thing if he goes at it alone? will it mean for america if he does? i'll talk to the former chief of the united nations weapons inspector. >>> plus, the nfl's landmark concussion settlement. what it means for the sport and safety of players. i
for the political interest of barack obama but there it is on -- as saying in on the takeoff and in on the landing if he launches the attack this weekend before congress comes back back, politically he will leave himself in a very vulnerable position. lori: that is fascinating. what you do about the 100,000 people already have 1400 people and 426 children died. looks like we go in unilaterally but it is a crisis in keeping clinton said one of the greatest failures of h administration was not getting involved in rwanda or cause of all. >> 100,000 have already been killed it is tragic 1400 more died with chemical weapons but as a matter of formality are they more important than the 100,000 already dead? of this is the basis for intervention why did it take 100,000? i have a very different view this is tragedy but the united states role is not to prevent tragedy but to protect american interest with our friends and allies and of those in the region can see their way to resolve this humanitarian disaster i don't think that is the function of the united states. lori: there are so many risks the fact th
and inspirational but then he did it. he talked about the fundraiser he recently had for president obama. naturally we were shocked somebody who could contain so much of the system the president is trying to dismantle. he says he likes the president and things he means well. in my mind if dismantling america and peace it back together as a nation that scores success is well-meaning, then so be it. on the interview was over somebody wrote to me he would never buy from london liquidators again. i get where he is coming from but i have to say it is a slippery slope. a woman e-mailed me earlier in the year with a lt of companies she had her husband shop at and it is shorter than the list they are boycotting because of management. i did not make her day when i told her cost to probably to be struck off considering the money the ceo race for president obama and the speech he gave at the dnc. i wonder how old she and her husband were. maybe they should watch duct honesty and learn to hunt to make sure a penny of her might does not end up with the wrong organizations. i undstand it, i still have a copy of
to change something, michelle obama has to rejigger something. what? >> charlie is making a good point. the government is trying. >> they always have good intentions. >> they should stop trying. if the guidelines are too rigid, change them. it's a good thing. >> it's starts with good intentions but you make guidelines -- >> remember the -- >> [ overtalk ] >> this doesn't work out. >> the class disparity is big-time. your local school, i'm sure there is gold plaited lunches. >> there is not. >> she's a mom with kids and knows -- >> what do you mean? >> do you think she grew up in hollywood and was on tv as a child and went to an ivy league school? jeesh! oh, you did. [ laughter ] >> all public school have the same budget and serve the same food. the notion that the government can dictate. the government has a role to suggest and encouraging but it gets -- >> what is wrong is guidelines? >> it's fine. >> if you say guideline is a guideline but if you say you must eat -- >> you're saying it's bad they eat whole wheat -- >> eat whatever they want to eat. eat whatever -- >> don't tell me wh
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